The stories that arose from the sale are almost better than actually selling things. There was the man who was grateful to find a microphone stand because he had left his behind at a gig, the woman who bought over 100 empty DVD cases for her church, the man who took every album out of its sleeve before choosing a number of them and who thanked us for taking such good care of our record collection, the man who bought a number of items and then asked us not to put them in bags because if we did, his wife would know that he had been to a garage sale. It's always a tiring day, I end up with dusty hands and a lot of cleanup at the end, but it's also a unique and interesting experience. Most of what was left can either be recycled or donated, and since we sell things very cheaply, we like to think that the people buying go home with bargains. Items we no longer used will find a new life in someone else's house.
And now I have room to organize my house a bit better. I love organizing. That's why this video by Casey Neistat about one of his own methods of organizing small items resonated with me. I don't have any red boxes (although I'd love to have some). But, of course, I have my own methods of keeping track of things. I'm sure you do, too.
Have a fantastic day!